Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Knoxville, TENNESSEE
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology - 17000000E9 


 We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on simulations of transport, chemical transformations, and ligand binding of mercury in the environment. The focus will be on developing speciation models that can be used as subgrid models in multiscale reactive transport models. The contract will be for one year but is renewable in principle. Funding for the project comes from the University of Tennessee via an award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The work will be carried out at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. J. C. Smith (Center for Molecular Biophysics) and Dr. Scott L. Painter (Environmental Sciences Division).


Specific responsibilities for this position include:
• Develop thermochemical input for mercury speciation models
• Develop and apply multiscale reactive transport models for mercury transport and transformation in low-order streams


 Minimum Required Education and Experience:
• Ph.D. in geochemistry, environmental sciences, engineering, hydrology, chemistry, physics, computational science or a related field.
Preferred Experience:
• Multicomponent reactive transport models (PFLOTRAN, TOUGHREACT, CRUNCHFLOW, PHREEQC, etc)
• Metal-ligand binding models
• Python scripting

Minimum Required Skills and Abilities:

• Working knowledge of geochemistry modeling tools (EQ3/6, PHREEQC, MINTEQ)
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of subsurface flow and reactive transport modeling
• Analytical skills necessary to collect information from diverse sources, perform analyses, summarize, and present the information to communicate data, trends, and solve problems
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multitask
Additional Information:
Please attach the following electronic documents to the application: Cover letter, CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
• Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  Research Professional 
Primary Location
  Biochem/Cell & Molec Biology 
Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Job Posting
  Mar 17, 2017, 8:56:00 AM 

View or Apply

Similar Positions